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Joseph Isaiah Maxted

April 28, 1974 ~ August 24, 2022 (age 48)

Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph Isaiah Maxted announces his passing on the morning of August 24, 2022 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. 

Joe was born on April 28, 1974 in Pasadena, Texas to Paulette Shelton and Gary Maxted.  Joe lived in the Houston area until 1986 when the family permanently moved to Jamaica Beach, Texas.  He loved the beach and surfed with his brother and friends all through his life.  He grew up in a musically conducive home, was a musician and recorded under the name “Tutka Joe”.  His father Gary and Grandmother Rita were accomplished artists and he inherited that talent from them.  In addition to music and art, Joe studied meteorology, Native American history and culture, loved traveling in the American Southwest, and spent the majority of his time doing the family’s genealogy work.  He was well versed in family connections and DNA tracking and meanings and often entertained the family with his findings and stories about our relatives.  

Joe graduated from Ball High School in Galveston, TX in 1993 and over the course of his life worked in law enforcement.  After graduating from High School Joe moved to Huntsville and worked at a Trophy and Engraving shop.  From there in 1996 he moved to Creede, Colorado and worked as a flagger for a highway construction company.  In the late 1990’s Joe moved back to Texas, married and lived in Livingston, Texas.  While there he worked for the Alabama Coushatta Smoke Shop and the Texas Department of Corrections in the Huntsville and Livingston areas.  Joe moved back to Galveston for a number of years after his marriage ended where he went to work as a Deputy for the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department.  Joe returned to Livingston in 2013 and was living in Lufkin Texas when he passed.  

Joe’s unique quick wit and humor was just one of the many things those around him enjoyed thoroughly. He was often the first to show up for family activities and the last to leave. Spending time with him involved lots of laughter and fun. He was selfless and dedicated to those around him in all that he did. He was especially dedicated to his family. He was a simple man with simple needs. If someone needed help he was often the first to respond to see where he could help. He was sweet and kind and accepting of any and all people he encountered.  His antics were legendary and those who knew him have their own stories to tell.  He said what he meant and meant what he said.  Joe lived his life for his children, family and friends.  He was compassionate and a caretaker.  He cared for his grandmother and mother when they were ill and was always there to help others in need.  He was always kind and loving and the peacekeeper of the family.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Maxted, maternal Grandparents Jack and Eunice Shelton, paternal Grandparents Rita and Stanley Maxted,  Uncle Johnny Maxted and Aunt Jan Shelton. 

Left behind to carry on Joe’s legacy are his children, Daelan, Marayah, and Sabrena Thompson and his beautiful granddaughter, Mckinley.  Joe is survived by his mother, Paulette Shelton, sister Karey Maxted, Brother Luke Shelton, nephews  Blake and Chase Pipkin, Matthew and Tyler Reed, Jr., Zion and Kai’I Shelton and niece Adonai Shelton.  Joe’s children’s mother Miranda Renfro, held an extraordinary place in his heart and he spent his years in Lufkin with his love Heather Jackson and his four legged companions Dax and Bjorn Ironside MacPoopsicle.  He had many special and lifelong friends and considered those on the reservation family.   

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, September 2, 2022 at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home in Galveston.  A second service will be held in Livingston at a later date. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 2:00pm. 

In lieu of flowers Joe would love it if you celebrated life by doing something special with your family and friends. Joe lived a full and happy life, and most enjoyed being with family and friends.  We are honored to have you as friends and family as we celebrate the dash between the day he entered this world and the day he left it. We encourage you to do the same.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
September 2, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home
2128 Broadway Avenue J
Galveston, TX 77550

Memorial Service
Friday
September 2, 2022

3:00 PM
J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home
2128 Broadway Avenue J
Galveston, TX 77550

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